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Roberto Mata

Roberto Mata

Assistant Professor

Roberto Mata received an M.Div. and Th.D. in New Testament/Early Christianity from Harvard Divinity School, where he wrote his dissertation under Elisabeth Schüssler-Fiorenza. He specializes in apocalyptic thought and contextual interpretation of New Testament/Early Christianity. Using Latino/a Borderlands, postcolonial, and critical race theories, he explores the intersection of colonialism, race/ethnicity, migration, and assaultive rhetoric in early Christian texts. Dr. Mata is also interested in the influence of apocalyptic thought upon popular culture. His newly developed course, “Apocalypse Now: The Book of Revelation in Contemporary American Culture, Politics, and Environmental issues,” has received a sustainability award. Dr. Mata is a recipient of Harvard’s Derek Bok Center Award for teaching excellence and the prestigious William’s Fellowship. He has also received fellowships from the Hispanic Theological Initiative (HTI) and the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE).

 

Courses

SCTR 132 Apocalypse Now
SCTR 48 Racializing Jesus
SCTR 157 The Bible & Empire
SCTR 112 The Book of Revelation
SCTR 19 Religions of the Book